This Year's Highlights

Making a trip to Berlin is always worthwhile. And oftentimes, the trip can be especially rewarding –on New Year’s Eve, for example, when hundreds of thousands of visitors welcome the new year at the Brandenburg Gate. And February, too, is especially notable, as this is when famous movie stars make their way down the red carpet for the international film festival Berlinale. And the Easter holidays traditionally see famous opera soloists coming to Berlin for the Festive Days of the Staatsoper. Please find these and other highlights from Berlin’s event calendar in the list below and as a printable version.

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You want musicals? Come to Berlin! We've got: Mamma Mia, Blue Man Group and Hinterm Horizont!

01/01/2014 - 08/31/2015
Fair, procession & parade

Berlin is celebrating New Year’s Eve in style – with around one million visitors gathering at the Brandenburg Gate to welcome in 2015! All the traditional treats are...

Festmeile Brandenburger Tor(bis Siegessäule)
12/31/2014
Exhibition

Yadegar Asisi’s Panorama of divided Berlin portrays an artistically compacted view of the days of the Cold War. Presented here is everyday life set against the...

asisi Panometer Berlin(am Checkpoint Charlie)
09/22/2012 - 12/31/2015
Festival & set of events

Johann Sebastian Bach's son Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach is one of the most important composers of the 18th century. On the occasion of the 300th anniversary of his...

12/15/2013 - 12/31/2014
Exhibition

Vikings are usually seen as fearsome warriors and conquerors on the high seas that dominated the North and Baltic Seas from the ninth to eleventh centuries. The last...

Martin-Gropius-Bau
09/10/2014 - 01/04/2015
Festival & set of events

International festival of contemporary theatrical dance

Sophiensaele
01/08/2015 - 01/18/2015
Trade fair & congress

Information: messe-berlin.de

ICC Berlin - Internationales Congress-Centrum Berlin
01/16/2015 - 01/25/2015
Festival & set of events

Festival of electronic and experimental music

Verschiedene Orte
01/23/2015 - 02/01/2015
Festival & set of events

February in Berlin is traditionally all about film: international stars on the red carpet, enthusiastic fans, film buffs from around the world – and, above all, some...

Berlinale Palast u.a.
02/05/2015 - 02/15/2015
Trade fair & congress

Information: itb-berlin.de

Berlin ExpoCenter City (Messegelände Berlin)
03/04/2015 - 03/08/2015
Musical

Musical with songs by Udo Jürgens, in German.

Tue, Thu, Fri 7.30p.m.
Wed 6.30p.m.
Sat 2.30p.m. + 7.30p.m.
Sun 2.30p.m.

Stage Theater des Westens
03/25/2015 - 09/27/2015
Sports

The Berlin Half Marathon is one of the classic running events held each year in the German capital.

Start: Karl-Marx-Allee
03/29/2015 - 10a.m.
Festival & set of events

The Berliner Theatertreffen is one of the most renowned theatre festivals in the German-speaking countries. Since 1964, ten productions of the current theatre season...

Haus der Berliner Festspiele u.a.
05/01/2015 - 05/17/2015
Other

In May 1945, World War II ended in Europe with the capitulation of the German Wehrmacht. Many countries mark this event as Victory Day. On the occasion of the 70th...

05/02/2015 - 05/08/2015
Sports

The participating teams for the men's Champions League match of 2015 are not yet fixed, but the place is: Berlin! And the fact that the Berlin Olympic Stadium is...

Olympiastadion
06/06/2015 - tba
Fair, procession & parade

Street party with stage entertainment, snack bars, drinks and information

Rund um den Nollendorfplatz
06/20/2015 - 06/21/2015
Festival & set of events

From 25 June – 12 July 2014, the Foreign Affairs summer festival' fourth edition will be showcasing great international theatre from fields where the arts intersect...

Haus der Berliner Festspiele
06/25/2015 - 07/12/2015
Musical

Heiko Stang's musical adaptation of Carl Zuckmayer's play "The Captain of Köpenick" takes place at the original site in Köpenick’s Townhall courtyard. Lyrics and...

Rathaus Köpenick(Rathaushof)
06/26/2015 - 08/30/2015
Festival & set of events

The Gendarmenmarkt, one of Berlin' most beautiful squares in the historical centre, composes the grand scenery for the Classic Open Air Festival. On five evenings...

Gendarmenmarkt
07/02/2015 - 07/07/2015
Sports

Summer night run for runners, Nordic walkers, in-line skater and wheelchair users through the inner city.

Kurfürstendamm
07/25/2015 - 7.15pm
Sports

5 km for runners and walkers or 10 km for skaters, runners and walkers

Kurfürstendamm
07/26/2015
Sports

You are invited!
The European Maccabi Games (EMG2015) will take from July 27th until August 5th, 2015, in Berlin. Over 2000 athletes, coaches, team-managers and...

Olympiapark Berlin
07/27/2015 - 08/05/2015
Exhibition
Schloss Charlottenburg (Theaterbau)
08/22/2015 - 11/22/2015
Other

Every year Britzer Garten invites to "Feuerblumen und Klassik Open Air". For the 17th time a programme of classical music, garden art and fireworks display is...

Britzer Garten
08/29/2015 - 07.30p.m.
Exhibition

The Florentine painter Sandro Botticelli (1445-1510) is one of the greatest artists of the Renaissance. His works have been widely reproduced, with many of the...

Gemäldegalerie
09/25/2015 - 01/24/2016
Festival & set of events

Once upon a time... wintertime is fairytale time! Once again, the Märchenland e.V. – the German Center for Fairytale Culture - presents story telling for children....

Verschiedene Orte
11/05/2015 - 11/22/2015
Fair, procession & parade

Berlin is celebrating New Year’s Eve in style – with around one million visitors gathering at the Brandenburg Gate to welcome in 2015! All the traditional treats are...

Festmeile Brandenburger Tor(bis Siegessäule)
12/31/2015
Festival & set of events

For 170 days, the IGA exhibition feautures projects concerning the future of urban parks and green areas (renewable energy sources, urban landscapes, etc.) from April...

IGA-Orte(Gärten der Welt, Wuhletal, Kienberg)
04/13/2017 - 09/30/2017
Exhibition

This exhibition about the life and work of Leonardo da Vinci takes visitors on a fascinating journey in time into the world of one of the greatest thinkers of all...

Pavillon
09/12/2014 - 01/04/2015
Exhibition

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Topographie des Terrors
12/09/2014 - 10/25/2015
Kino International – © Yorck Kinogruppe

Five minutes’ walking distance from Alexanderplatz. Huge hand-painted film posters hang on the sandstone façade of the postmodern building from the 60’s. Though its architecture is striking from the outside, the building’s most impressive features are found inside. With its magnificent chandeliers, retro eastern European style, red armchairs and huge glass front, the cinema’s foyer is a highlight in itself. Be it premieres or gay parties, this cinema hosts all sorts of events where glamorous VIPs mix with students, film lovers and party people.